Law and Politics Careers Day - Fichte & Co

Law and Politics Careers Day


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Middlesex University Dubai



The Department of Law and Politics of Middlesex University Dubai is particularly committed to synergies and partnerships that enhance students’ employability and bridge academia with practice. The Law & Politics Career Day 2020 will gather legal professionals to meet enthusiastic students and advise on career pathways.


10:00 am: Registration Opens

10:45 am – 11:00 am: Satellites, GPS, Tesla on orbit and Space exploration for lawyers

– Dr. Laura Voda, Associate at Fichte & Co.

11:00 am – 11:30 am: Panel Discussion – Journey to employability

11:30 am – 11:45 am: Career Pathways and opportunities in the region 

– Dr. Jan Knop – Head of Legal and Compliance at Airbus Group Africa and the Middle East

11:45 am – 12:05 pm: The path to qualifying as a solicitor 

– Nicolas Pieri and Nicole Leahy (DWF Middle East LLP)

12:05 pm – 12:25 pm: The employability skills required in the legal industry 

– David Galea (Ince & Co)

01:00 pm – 04:00 pm: Career Fair/Networking Session

Online bookings are not available for this event.

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Dr. Laura Voda

Of Counsel
Dr. Laura Voda is part of the corporate and commercial practice group at the Dubai office of the firm. She has over 10 years’ experience in the region and has advised clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters including international transactions, cross border M&A, regulatory and compliance, ventures, business expansions, and real estate. She also holds notable experience in arbitration, both domestic and international, having represented clients in comprehensive commercial and real estate claims. Prior to joining Fichte &Co., she has worked for few major investment conglomerates in the region and gained valuable experience while heading the corporate and commercial practice of several law firms in Dubai. In her over 17 years of career span, she acted across various jurisdictions in the European Union, having a recognized experience in advising high net worth individuals or working at the crossroads of multiple systems of Law. In addition, she has worked for governmental institutions and for intergovernmental organizations as well. She holds a master’s and a Ph.D. in International Law and has studied in prestigious institutions across Europe and Asia. Laura has a keen interest in niche areas of law, such as the Law of the Sea, Outer Space Law or in the legal aspects of disruptive technologies such as blockchain or technology, where she is currently specializing. She is a book author and university lecturer in the field of Law. She is also a habitual contributor to various legal publications and legal training programs.